By Thomas N Finger
Thomas N. Finger's believers church systematic theology that makes use of an eschatological framework, an important emphasis in historical Anabaptism.
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This discussion, however, cannot be complete apart from considering the church. Christians do not grow into the fulness which God intends merely as individuals, but also within and through relationships with others. Personal sanctification unfolds in the context of the church's worship, fellowship, and mission. 2 Somewhat as we have considered Christ's work (Vol. I, Chaps. 1418) before moving on to his person (Chaps. 1518 below), we will explore the church's activity before discussing its structure.
17); about the Son's person, especially his humanity and deity (Chap. 18); and about the nature and attributes of God in general (Chap. 19). 2 Protestant theology has usually been structured differently. God has also added these aids that he may provide for our weakness" (Institutes of the Christian Religion [Philadelphia: Westmister, 1960], p. 1011). Page 15 Chapter One Traditional Approaches to Anthropology Every creature in the universe is mysterious. But presumably only human beings are mysterious to themselves.
198-221. Page 26 family, of economic relationships, etc. Accordingly, Luther altered his definitions of the two kingdoms, though sharp distinctions between them remained. " In the second, often called the "secular" kingdom, God took on a far more active role than before. 39 In the first kingdom, Christ exercises government through the gospel of grace, through the lordship which he effects in believers' hearts through the Spirit. "40 It can never be an order of this world. In this kingdom nothing is done through force and compulsion.